Alright, so I recently came back to FFXIV. I have no complaints at all thus far, and I was really enjoying the game itself. I didn't play a ton of hours each day because I have a really chaotic schedule, so I was taking my time with content and levels, and thus there was plenty for me to do and that was all well and good. Unfortunately, in the month that I've been back I have literally not talked to anybody in the game beyond a completely random handful (at best) of 2-3 exchanged sentences. As a result, I started to have a miserable time, despite being content with what the game itself was offering, I started playing less and less and now I haven't logged on in a week because I'm not really getting much of an MMO experience; it's really a one player RPG for me.
I tried looking for a LS in the server forums but no bites on my request and so this time, instead of creating a character on a server and than asking for invite to an LS on that server, I'm going to ask for a LS invite BEFORE I ever create a character and only create one once I am invited to a specific server. I don't mind starting over since, as I said, I didn't get very far before and I'd be much happier having a LS (an active and social one) and actually getting to experience the game as an MMO should be experienced - with other people.
All I'm asking for is a cool, active group that doesn't mind tutoring and helping along a relative noob and who will actually be willing to team up from time to time and can help point me in the right direction from time to time. I'm open to creating on any server. My usual play time is evening-late night EST, but I also get some days where I can be on from like 10am all the way until 4am. Mostly probably an evening to later night player though.
So someone, anyone, please, help me out so that I can fully enjoy this game. I've liked it so far since coming back and I think it would be a shame if someone who could be a happy subscriber ends up leaving the game just because they couldn't find a place in the community to experience it the right way.